August, 2012 Articles


The director’s friend: The business judgment rule

The director’s friend: The business judgment rule By Mark Adams Reprinted with permission, Orange County Business Journal, August 27, 2012   A corporate director is entrusted to act for and on behalf of the corporation and its shareholders in managing the corporation’s affairs. A director assumes fiduciary duties and is expected to act with honesty, loyalty, […]

Cybersecurity and Privacy Group

Credit Card Fees and the Impact of the Durbin Amendment

Dodd-Frank affects all merchants The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 certainly sparked fierce debate about government regulation, consumer choice, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Durbin Amendment, a last-minute addition to the Dodd-Frank Act, drastically lowers swipe fees – the fee charged to merchants every time a customer pays with plastic – […]

Corporate Defense and Investigations and Litigation

Law360: California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act: What it provides, Why it matters, and What effects it will have on business By Anthony Pacheco Human trafficking. Child slave labor. It is distressing to imagine the powerlessness, suffering, and abuse endured by victims, who are often subject to beatings, unsanitary living conditions, malnourishment, sexually transmitted diseases, and exposure […]

Bankruptcy lawyers in the limelight?

Quick! Name a celebrity bankruptcy lawyer! Drawing a blank? That’s because bankruptcy lawyers try hard to keep their clients out of the glare of publicity, and rarely comment on their clients’ matters. So, we were more than pleased when my partner, bankruptcy lawyer par excellence, Bob Kaplan, was featured in the recent Northern California Super […]